Friday, April 25, 2008

25/4 W.Vwashnavi presents flower and memo to King

Daughter of Hindraf leader presents letter to palace


KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) supporters gathered at Istana Negara here Friday in solidarity for the abolishment of the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the release of its five members detained under the Act.
The group's intent was penned in a letter purportedly written by Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy' s five-year-old daughter Vwaishhnnari, who was accompanied by her aunt during the event.
The three-page letter, childishly written on yellow paper with stickers of comic character Garfield wearing a royal crown and wielding a scepter requested for the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to urge Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to abolish the "draconian ISA".
It read: "It is my humble request that you urge the Prime Minister to abolish the draconian ISA in your opening Royal Address in Parliament on April 29th and advise the Prime Minister to treat all Malaysians, especially the minority communities equally.
"Thank you Your Highness and I would eagerly wait for your speech before the TV," it further read.
Among other points raised in the letter included that "five of my uncles have been kept in jail without trial" and "many others are also held for very long, as the government claims they are JI members without proof".
Vwaishhnnari remained shy and rarely spoke throughout the event as she was carried by her aunt M. Philomena, 48, a housewife.
"I passed this letter to the Chief Minister of Penang yesterday, noting him of the matter.
"I deeply feel my father's absence and miss him dearly," she said when approached by reporters.
Her father is currently in London in self-imposed exile.
The five-year-old later presented the letter to the palace. The letter was received by the senior private secretary of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.
She was accompanied by Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam, Teluk Intan MP M. Manogaran, Hindraf coordinator S. Jayathas and lawyer N. Surendran.
A squad of policemen closely monitored the 30-minute gathering which ended at noon.

25/4- HINDRAF wants Dato Siva of Suhakam resign

Hindraf wants Suhakam commissioner out

Read here for what Suhakam Commissioner said.
[via malaysiakini. com]Syed Jaymal Zahiid Apr 25, 08 12:12pm

About 30 supporters of Hindu Rights Action Force gathered at Istana Negara this morning to submit a memorandum seeking a royal intervention to release five Hindraf leaders detained under the ISA.
The memorandum was handed over to a palace official by five-year-old Vwaishhnnavi, daughter of Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy.
The memorandum called for the king to facilitate the release of P Uthayakumar, M Manoharan, V Ganabatirau, R Kenghadharan and T Vasantha Kumar who were all detained on Dec 13 for playing an important role in Hindraf.
They were sent to Kamunting Detention Camp immediately to serve a two-year detention, allegedly for being a national threat.
The memorandum to the king follows a recent media report he had actually agreed to a recommendation by the Prime Minister’s Advisory Board that the five are continued to be detained until the end of their two-year term.
The king’s letters, sent separately to the five last week, shut out any prospects of their early freedom. The five had earlier appealed against their detention to the board.
On another matter, Hindraf leaders present at the gathering this morning also deplored the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) for rejecting their claims that Uthayakumar was being denied proper medical treatment in Kamunting.
On Wednesday Suhakam commissioner N Siva Subramaniam, after a visit to the detention centre, said that Uthayakumar was given proper treatment by the authorities. He however did not meet Uthayakmar, or any of the other detainees during his visit.
Hindraf leaders today said lambasted Sivasubramaniam for his remarks and called for his resignation from the commission.
They said that Uthayakumar’s health condition was deteriorating under detention and that he was not being given a proper care or treatment.

25/4- Urgent meeting bt'ween Hindraf Chairman and Bar Council of England and Wales

Hi all,

Our HINDRAF Chairman is going for an urgent meeting.
The meeting is called by the Chairman of Bar Council of England & Wales with Mr. Waythamoorthy, Hindraf Chairman.

Venue - Bar Council Office, London, UK
Time - 5.30 pm ( Msia time)

He will soon update the outcome of the meeting in the webapage and thru press release.
This is another success as our plight are been recognised by International groups.

Vaalge Makkal Sakthi

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